Phone: 403-652-2271

602 3rd St SW

High River, AB T1V1B4


Sunday Mornings @ 10:30am

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“At His Ascension our Lord entered Heaven,

and He keeps the door open for humanity to enter.”

Oswald Chambers

Dear Friends

We are continuing in-person worship, masks may still be worn. If you feel unwell or are uncomfortable coming to church, please join our Zoom as you are able. There are still some nasty germs around; Covid, flu and colds. Over the past few weeks some of our congregation have been stricken with one or the other. Please be careful and take the usual protective measures.

My mask protects you and your mask protects me.

Zoom Service at 10:30 AM

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Meeting ID: 580 558 8254         Passcode: Fellowship

Almighty God,

your son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that He might rule over all things as Lord.

Keep the church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole of creation to worship at his feet,

who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,

now and forever.

A Prayer for Ukraine:

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment, and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all we pray for your precious children, that you would hold and protect them. 

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, Amen (Archbishop Justin Welby)

We intentionally uphold in prayer the various crises in our world, that the Lord would redeem our brokenness through His love and bring healing to our world.   May we remain mindful of the struggles and the conflicts in our own country and pray for wisdom in resolving them.

Let us continue to pray for the post-flood restoration work in BC and particularly for the ministry of Christ Church, Hope, B.C, and also in Hay River, Northwest Territories. Reports from Hay River say that the damage has been extensive.

In our prayers this week let us give thanks for our many blessings, and continue to pray for our neighbors, friends and family.


Pentecost Sunday: Next Sunday wear something red for Pentecost.

Coffee: There is a signup sheet in the Hall if you are able to help out with after service coffee.

Abide: A new Spiritual Formation shared through our Diocesan Newsletter. See below.  For more info check in with Rev Haydn or the church office.

Wednesday Mid-week service:  Some interest has been expressed in resuming a mid-week service of Holy Communion. Please do contact Rev Haydn or a Warden if you would appreciate this. 10:30 AM service time.

Ladies Bible Study- Continues Thursdays at 10am, in the church hall. Call Norma Schofield at 587 363 3634 for more info.

Parish Council Meeting: scheduled for Tuesday June 14 at 7 pm.

Prayer Chain requests welcome and updates appreciated and are of great encouragement.  Contact Elaine at

Rev Haydn continues to have office hours at the church Wednesday and Friday from approximately 10 AM to 3 PM. Helen is in the office from 10-12 on Wednesdays.

Please contact the Wardens with any concerns and good news!

Rector’s Warden: Liz Sutherland: 403 601 6952 C

People’s warden: Pat Reid: 403 652 2021

Church office: 403-652-2271     Email:

Offerings by e-transfer via    Website:

About the Certificate in Spiritual Formation
Abide is LTI’s newest program, offering a Certificate in Spiritual Formation in just 10 months’ time. The topics are explored through readings, teachings, interviews with authors, group discussions and communal prayer. The curriculum offers an orientation for personal spiritual growth that is based on the fruit of the Holy Spirit that is evidenced in the lives of those who abide in Christ.

Please contact Rev Haydn or the church office for more information.

What’s a salesman’s favorite Scripture passage?

The Great Commission

At what time of day was Adam created?

A little before Eve.

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St. Ben's Donation Information

To make a donation to St. Benedict’s, please use one of the following options.

  1. Deliver cash to the parish office at 602 3rd St SW High River, AB
  2. Make a cheque payable to St. Benedict’s Anglican Church and mail to 602 3rd St SW High River, AB T1V1B4 or deliver in person to the parish office at the same address.
  3. Send an e-transfer from your banking institute to 

All donations are eligible for a tax deductible receipt and are gratefully appreciated.

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